Mar 29 Blog
Feb 2 Blog
By: Sarah Yeomans
Living in the Greco-Roman world, early Christians were able to draw from a set of rich artistic paradigms when they set out to depict their stories and beliefs in decorative contexts. This often led to the assimilation of well-established pagan artistic styles and images into early Christian art. The sculptors, fresco painters and mosaic artists who created Christian images did so by using the prolific examples of art and decoration that shaped their artistic landscape.
Nov 27 Blog
By: Jonathan Laden
An excavation of the Saqqara Necropolis by the Egyptian antiquities authority has yielded a large collection of artifacts: animal mummies, wood and bronze statues of Egyptian gods, and much more. The highlight of the press conference was the announcement of the discovery of five lion cub mummies.
Oct 22 Blog
This spring, the Brooklyn Museum will be opening a new exhibit titled The Mummy Chamber, which will use ancient Egyptian artifacts from the museum’s holdings in order to showcase the ancient practice of mummification. The exhibit’s design is intended to demonstrate the various types of mummification practiced in ancient Egypt as well as how the socio-economic status of ancient Egyptians was reflected in their burial practices.